Ashe Plantation - Colleton County South Carolina SC

Ashe Plantation – Edisto River – Colleton County



Basic Information

  • Location – Hope Creek (a branch of the Edisto River), St. Bartholomew's Parish, ACE Basin, Colleton County

  • Origin of name – ?

  • Other names – Ash, Pon Pon

  • Current status – Privately owned

Timeline

  • 1711 – Earliest known date of existence

  • 1711 – Owned by Joseph Ashe

  • 1790 – Willed to Richard Cochran Ashe

  • 1918 – Bischoff heirs sold to Pon Pon Realty Company

  • 1929 – Pon Pon Realty Company sold to Donald Dodge. This purchase included three plantations (Ashe Plantation, Bluff Plantation and Village Plantation). He named his property Pon Pon.

  • Circa 1997 – The Dodge family sold the combined three plantations to George Dean Johnson.

Land

  • Number of acres – 500 in 1790

  • Primary crop – Rice

Owners

  • Alphabetical list – Joseph Ashe (1711-?), Richard Cochran Ashe (1790-?), Bischoff (?-1918), Donald Dodge (1929-?), Dodge Family (?-circa 1997), George Dean Johnson (circa 1997-?), Pon Pon Realty Company (1918-1929), Whaley

Slaves

  • Number of slaves – 68 (Joseph Ashe)

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